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Driver of SUV That Caused 3-Car Crash Turns Herself into Authorities

By at September 21, 2012 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Driver of SUV That Caused 3-Car Crash Turns Herself into Authorities

[caption id="attachment_13727" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Lynn Basa[/caption] Laura A. Brogan, 26, of the 3300 block of N. Karlov, turned herself into police around 3 p.m. Monday, according to Officer Jose Estrada of Chicago Police News Affairs. As previously reported, a Nissan SUV plowed into the back of a taxicab, which then careened into more...

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Local Stamp Maker Made His Mark on Outskirts of Renegade Craft Fair

By at September 21, 2012 | 7:36 am | 0 Comment

Local Stamp Maker Made His Mark on Outskirts of Renegade Craft Fair

Kiron R.S. was not one of the 368 venders selling his handmade wares at this year's Renegade Craft Fair, but he did take a renegade approach to reaching the many thousands of shoppers visiting the fair. The small businessman was selling his original rubber stamps at a combined multi-family garage sale just south of Division and Damen with longtime friend, more...

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ALLternative Recreation Plans Weekend Long Grand Opening Celebration Oct. 6-7th

By at September 20, 2012 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

ALLternative Recreation Plans Weekend Long Grand Opening Celebration Oct. 6-7th

ALLternative Recreation is now open for business at 1830 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite A. in Bucktown/Wicker Park. This storefront-level center provides various Day, After School and Saturday programs to children with and without disabilities in an inclusive adapted environment. In addition, the facility offers birthday party packages. All parties are lead by Activity more...

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2nd Survey Solicits Responses for Soon-to-be Demolished 13th District Police Station as Citizens Petition Mayor to Hire More Cops

By at September 20, 2012 | 12:57 pm | 1 Comments

2nd Survey Solicits Responses for Soon-to-be Demolished 13th District Police Station as Citizens Petition Mayor to Hire More Cops

Per 1st Ward Ald. Moreno's latest e-Update, "an $800,000 commitment from various entities to develop the site" has been obtained for the soon-to-be former 13th District police station at 937 N. Wood.  Looking for a breakdown? The Chicago Park District has committed $400,000. Moreno has chipped in $200,000 from his ward's menu fund.  Lastly, a local (and unnamed) more...

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Review: ‘Peace, Love, and Punk’ at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

By at September 19, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Review: ‘Peace, Love, and Punk’ at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

Having shot Lollapalooza, Pitchfork and dozens of music festivals over the past many years, Philin Phlash tells us he can't remember the last time he had so much fun at a music fest. Suffering a cold from two days of roaming Humboldt Park, where the first outdoor edition of the 8th Annual Riot Fest occupied a sizable portion of the expansive park's southern end, more...

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Spotlight on Time & Patience in Foreclosure Market: Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 18th

By at September 19, 2012 | 8:46 am | 1 Comments

Spotlight on Time & Patience in Foreclosure Market: Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 18th

A news report on Crain's Chicago Business shows that Illinois, in the month of August 2012, led the nation in foreclosures, beating out Florida, Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Chicago area experienced a 44% rise in foreclosed properties over the same time period in August of 2011. Whether we want the distinction or not, the foreclosure market here is active, more...

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UPDATED 9/23/12: Concerns, Praise For Revised Winnebago Avenue Development Plan

By at September 18, 2012 | 9:50 am | 12 Comments

UPDATED 9/23/12: Concerns, Praise For Revised Winnebago Avenue Development Plan

UPDATED 9/21/12:  Raymond Valadez from the 1st Ward Office told this writer that the vote from the meeting was 21-21, but that there was also "a petition from six or seven residents who couldn't be there that was in favor of the development."  Of the petition, Valadez said, "It was exactly what we needed to get [the development] approved."  When asked if the more...

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Two Commmunity Groups Say ‘No’ to Concession Stand at Entry to Wicker Park’s Park

By at September 18, 2012 | 8:04 am | 2 Comments

Two Commmunity Groups Say ‘No’ to Concession Stand at Entry to Wicker Park’s Park

Early this morning, two community groups, the Wicker Park Advisory Council and Wicker Park Committee, fired off letters of opposition to 1st Ward Alderman Moreno and Chicago Park District executives, expressing their concerns about a proposed 'L' car themed concession stand. The concession would be located at the entry to the historic park on the southwest corner more...

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“Female with Dark Hair” Driving Dark Grey Nissan SUV Sought in Early Morning Hit-and-Run in Logan Square

By at September 17, 2012 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

“Female with Dark Hair” Driving Dark Grey Nissan SUV Sought in Early Morning Hit-and-Run in Logan Square

According to Lynn Basa, who shared this photo, a cab drove into a Cricket dealership on the 2900 block of N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Greshem) around 4 a.m. today. "The cars are still there.  No one was hurt but the cab driver," Basa wrote via email at 9:25 a.m. this morning. Officer Mirabelli in Police News affairs said, "What we understand is that a Toyota Prius more...

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Images and Reactions to Open Streets in Wicker Park

By at September 16, 2012 | 3:57 pm | 14 Comments

Images and Reactions to Open Streets in Wicker Park

It's 3:35 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon and a man on a megaphone is telling people on the 1500 block of Milwaukee Ave to "get out of the street, use the sidewalk." He's referring to the fact that for the past five hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Milwaukee Avenue-- Wicker Park's main throughway street--  was closed to motorized traffic as part of Open Streets, an more...

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